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    Facebook Deletes Accounts, Postings In Russian Linked To ‘Troll Factory’
    Apr04

    Facebook Deletes Accounts, Postings In Russian Linked To ‘Troll Factory’

    Facebook says it has deleted dozens of pages linked to a Russian “troll factory” that was indicted in the United States for political activities aimed at influencing the 2016 U.S. presidential election. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Keep NGO Law Despite Western Pleas
    Apr03

    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Keep NGO Law Despite Western Pleas

    Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday declined to scrap a requirement for civil society activists to file online wealth declarations in defiance of warnings from Western backers that the law undermines the fight against corruption. Proponents say the legislation is needed to promote transparency. But critics within Ukraine and in the United States and...

    Memo reveals that investigation into Manafort is a fraction of Mueller’s additional authority
    Apr03

    Memo reveals that investigation into Manafort is a fraction of Mueller’s additional authority

    A dive into the latest court filings shows that there’s a lot we don’t know about the activities of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team. A memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein specifically authorizes Mueller to look into Paul Manafort’s activities in Ukraine. The special counsel released the memo as part of a...

    First prison sentence from Mueller investigation: Dutch lawyer gets 30 days
    Apr03

    First prison sentence from Mueller investigation: Dutch lawyer gets 30 days

    A lawyer who worked with Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and campaign adviser Richard Gates in Ukraine has been sentenced to 30 days in prison. He was also fined $20,000 and given two months of supervised release. This is the first sentence to be imposed by special counsel Robert Mueller since he started his investigation....

    Dutch Lawyer Convicted as Part of Mueller Investigation
    Apr03

    Dutch Lawyer Convicted as Part of Mueller Investigation

    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan on Tuesday became the first person to be sentenced as part of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation. Van der Zwaan, whose father-in-law is Russian oligarch German Kahn, was sentenced to 30 days in prison and fined $20,000 for lying to federal investigators about his relationship with officials in...

    The Russia investigation just sent its first person to jail
    Apr03

    The Russia investigation just sent its first person to jail

    The first sentence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has been handed down. A federal judge sentenced Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan to 30 days in jail and a $20,000 fine on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller and withholding documents related to the Russia investigation. While 19 people...

    Lithuanian bill banning published material critical of the country seen as response to Holocaust book
    Apr03

    Lithuanian bill banning published material critical of the country seen as response to Holocaust book

    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite at the European Council leaders’ summit in Brussels, March 23, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images) (JTA) — The Lithuanian parliament is preparing to vote on a government-sponsored bill that would ban selling material that “distorts historical facts” about the nation. The bill, which Economy Minister...

    Mueller has been investigating Paul Manafort for collusion for months, memo reveals
    Apr03

    Mueller has been investigating Paul Manafort for collusion for months, memo reveals

    As it turns out, special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort for “collusion” for months. Manafort has already been charged with a slew of financial crimes, including money laundering and tax fraud, as a result of the Russia probe. But he’s been trying to get those charges...

    Gaudy socks aren’t the worst of Trudeau’s sins
    Apr03

    Gaudy socks aren’t the worst of Trudeau’s sins

    Monday on this page, Chris Nelson mused about what the reasons might be for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau falling out of favour in the polls with Canadian women. Well, Chris, unlike Trudeau, I can’t speak for all women. But if we were to compare it to a divorce, then I’d have to say it’s because too many resentments have piled...

    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan becomes first person sentenced in Trump–Russia investigation
    Apr03

    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan becomes first person sentenced in Trump–Russia investigation

    On Tuesday, Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan received a sentence of 30 days in jail and a fine of $20,000 for making false statements in relation to the investigation being directed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Van der Zwaan was the fourth person to plead guilty in the Trump–Russia investigation, admitting in federal court that he had made...